Anxiety and how it affects recall

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Anxiety and how it affects recall

Study - Loftus


  • used two experimental conditions, one with a weapon, one without
  • asked to sit outside a lab where they thought they heard a genuine conversation between two people
  • Condition 1 - conversation was peaceful about some office equipment, when they finished the man emerged holding a pen and with grease on his hands
  • Condition 2 - conversation was more heated, heard breaking glass and a man emerged holding a knife and covered in blood


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